Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2014
82.4% pass rate
from 15,996 tests in 2017
(24% worse than other 2014 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (54% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (61% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (31% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (97% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Windscreen (75% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0063% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (32% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.0063% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.42% fail on Headlamps (40% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.056% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.40% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plate lamp (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Fog lamp (87% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.031% fail on Horn
    • 0.019% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.013% fail on Battery
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.0063% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0063% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 1.7% fail on Suspension (93% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Shock absorbers (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Location
    • 0.069% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.063% fail on Bonded suspension (19 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Condition (22 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.025% fail on Front
      • 0.025% fail on Rear
    • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Front drive shafts (74% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Constant velocity joints (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0063% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0063% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0063% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 1.3% fail on Brakes (42% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Hub components (41% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0063% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.38% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.10% fail on Rear wheels (55% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.050% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.050% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.013% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0063% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.044% fail on Parking brake (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Electronic parking brake (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic systems (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Components
        • 0.013% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0063% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0063% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.0063% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0063% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0063% fail on Cable
    • 0.0063% fail on ABS
  • 0.39% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.26% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.0063% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0063% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0063% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.10% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.10% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.069% fail on Body condition
    • 0.056% fail on Doors
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.019% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers
    • 0.013% fail on Body security
    • 0.013% fail on Load security (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tailgate (19 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.069% fail on Attachment
    • 0.050% fail on Condition
  • 0.069% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.019% fail on System
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
    • 0.025% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.038% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Steering system (69% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0063% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0063% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0063% fail on Electronic power steering
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